The ZR600 lets you leave your digital still camera at home. That's because with Canon's DoubleShot technology, you don't just get video and photography -- you get the best of both.
At the heart of the ZR600's performance as a digital still camera is Canon's exclusive DIGIC DV signal processing circuit. Because video and still images have different color requirements, DIGIC DV processes the two differently. So, along with stunning video images, you also get digital photos from your ZR600 that are maximized for viewing on computer monitors and as prints.
Your ZR600 also comes with a variety of features that add to its performance as a digital still camera.
A feature found on more expensive camcorders, Auto Intelligent Auto Focus ensures sharp images and gives creative flexibility. Even when your subject isn't in the center of the frame, the ZR600's 9 Point Ai-AF will bring it into sharp focus.
Canon's Progressive Photo feature gives you sharper detail in your digital photography.
For great results in a variety of shooting conditions, your ZR600 features scene modes. Depending on the lighting and subject, select from: EASY, P, Portrait, Sports, Night, Snow, Beach, Sunset, Spotlight, or Fireworks. The ZR600 chooses the settings that will give you the best results. For example, choose Sports, and your camcorder picks a faster shutter speed for a clearer image of your child rounding the bases. Choose Spotlight and your ZR600 exposes for a limited area in the center of your viewfinder.
Three different image settings are available depending on your subject: Vivid, Neutral, and Skin Detail.